Mera Peak is a perfect destination for ski mountaineering, according to a feasibility study performed by a team of four mountaineers, two foreigners and two Nepalis.
The research team discovered that the peak’s elevation of 6,473 meters was ideal for ski mountaineering. According to the Ski and Snowboarding Academy, Leonardo Bernard and Deidrick Bhan Reason from the Netherlands skied from the peak’s summit in May.
According to Academy President Utsav Pathak, the skier duo skied to the base camp of the Mera Peak in less than half an hour.
The feasibility study and ski mountaineering operation on the peak were performed by the academy in partnership with Snow Guide Nepal Treks and Expedition. From October onwards, ski mountaineering training will be held on Mera Peak to prepare Nepal’s team for the Olympic Ski Mountaineering to be held in Italy in 2026.
Over the past five years, the academy has organized a ski competition in Kalinchok in the winter of 2019, as well as ski mountaineering events and training on other peaks in Humla, Dolpa, Mustang, and Kaski.